Cincinnati, OH-December 15, 2O15- Local life-saving educational program, Heimlich Heroes has trained over 17,000 kids in 2015 and plans to triple trainings in 2016.
The organization has trained children at schools, YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs and many scouting organizations across 37 states and in Europe. The training teaches children how to recognize the signs of choking, understand how to respond if a young person is actually choking, and how to prevent or minimize the risk of choking.
“I am more than excited on the growth of the Heimlich Heroes program,” said Terri Huntington, Program Manager of Heimlich Heroes. “This program is only two years old and is already making such a huge impact on children across the country. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store.”
This year, four young students who went through the Heimlich Heroes training have saved lives. The program has proved that it is not only fun and interactive for children, but informative and impactful as well.
About Heimlich Heroes
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Heimlich Heroes™ program is a Deaconess Initiative that teaches kids as young as seven how to become a hero by learning to perform the Heimlich Maneuver® correctly in order to save a life. To learn more or find out how to bring Heimlich Heroes to your school or organization, please visit http://www.heimlichheroes.com